Workout: 2.5-mile walk with Denali
1. After 10+ straight days of moving my body, I was craving a rest day. And let me tell you, I rested this morning. I hung out on the couch and kept up on blogs. I made pancakes and scrambled egg whites for breakfast - consumed while watching last night's "Top Chef All Stars." To top it all off, I took a bath before even thinking about walking Denali. It was awesome.
2. I swear I must have the tightest hips on the planet. In yesterday's yoga class, we were instructed to go into a yoga squat with the goal of getting the butt almost to the floor so your elbows could rest in the nooks of your knees. I kept trying to sink but my body was having none of it. The instructor came over and advised me to lift my heels and try to sink lower. I think I got another inch. She then put a blanket under my heels for support and almost pushed me down - in a good way. The other member of the class, who happened to be the owner of the studio, was in the pose perfectly. Apparently, it's the pose she takes when playing with her kids. If that's the case, I have a lot of work to do!
3. Randomness ... I burnt my lip the other day on some leftovers that spent too much time in the microwave. It might have been worth it had it been my Cincinnati chili but no. No, I had to burn it on the Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu, a so-so dish that had already left a bad taste in my mouth. Why? Denali got a little nosy (literally) while we were plating the dinner and knocked the lid to the slow cooker on the floor, shattering it until a million pieces. Not my happiest hour. Thankfully, I can order a replacement lid for $7.99 and get back to slow cookin' my heart out.
Do you use a slow cooker? What's your favorite recipe?